Gamescape is a high quality program showcasing video games and the creative people who make them. Visitors browsed and interacted with selected video games from local and international video game developers along with classic arcade games from the past. Gamescape remained open during Artscape After Hours, featuring live performances of video game music.
Local landscape architecture design firm P.E.L.A. Design, Inc. transformed a surface lot into an urban garden oasis for ballroom dancing. Visitors meandered through the multi-textural ornamental grasses and colorful perennials before making their way to the dance floor. The garden featured live performances by professional ballroom dancers. Festival-goers were also invited to take part in free dance lessons from a variety of experienced instructors. During Artscape After Hours, the dance floor was open to the public.
The Artists’ Market is a juried exhibition highlighting artists who create and execute original, professional quality work. Festival-goers were invited to view and purchase art from more than 100 vendors, selected from nearly 400 applicants.
Art cars returned to Artscape for the 21st year with an impressive offering of cars, new and old. Festival-goers viewed these wonders on wheels throughout the weekend, including Artscape After Hours. Artscape visitors were also invited to take a seat in the Art Car Lounge.
Cindy Albano, Live Painting Car
Bob Hieronomous, Founding Fathers Car
Kenny Browning, The Roachster
Joie de Vivre
The Alternative Art Fair featured displays from more than 15 non-profit exhibition spaces, pop-up venues, artist run galleries and artist collectives. All of the participants embodied a DIY approach in the way they curated, organized and promoted their shows. The work on display ranged from traditional painting and sculpture to temporary installations built specifically for the fair and new media works.
Exhibitors: Adds Donna (Chicago, IL), Bicycle Gallery (Baltimore, MD), Booklyn Art Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), Current Space (Baltimore, MD), Furthermore (Washington, D.C.), Lease Agreement (Baltimore, MD) & Trunk Show (Chicago, IL), Lil’ Gallery (Baltimore, MD), Little Berlin (Philadelphia, PA), Make Studio (Baltimore, MD), Open Space (Baltimore, MD), Present Company (Brooklyn, NY), Process Collective & Penthouse Gallery (Baltimore, MD), Rastel (Baltimore, MD), Sediment (Richmond, VA), Springsteen (Baltimore, MD), Transformer (Washington, D.C.)
Artscape 2014 Curated by Daydreams + Nightmares Aerial Theatre (DNA Theatre), Aerial Arts Arena hosted aerial artists, dancers, and circus acts from around the region high above Charles Street. Performers showcased diverse styles of movement and dance on aerial cloth, trapeze, hoop, and a number of other apparatuses. Additionally, Aerial Arts Arena housed music from live DJs throughout the weekend, including during Artscape After Hours.